Libra season is almost upon us! This means Venus, the planet of love, art, and relationships, is at her most powerful when she enters a sign of her rulership.
Libra is a Cardinal Air sign, and if you are a Libra – or know a Libra – you will know that these people have a deep appreciation of beauty, art, justice, and balance.
Being a Cardinal sign, they are the first to spring forward with an idea and get cracking with it, envisioning possibilities and inspiring others to join them as they manifest these ideas into reality.
Plus, they make powerful and influential leaders.
In the Chinese Zodiac, the Libra equivalent is the Dog, a sign that is part of the Third Trine and known for its powerful sense of justice and desire to right wrongs. Dogs of the Chinese Zodiac have an innate sense of fairness and an appreciation of comfort, just like Libra.
So when Libra season comes along, we will feel an increased desire for justice in all forms, whether on a personal or collective level.
We will become more appreciative of art and beauty, as well as our surroundings, and seek ways we can improve areas of our life in the aesthetic sense. We may also be more prone to avoiding conflict and seeking peace in a harmonious and non-confrontational way. We may also feel more romantic, as Libra is also the sign of love and relationships, as is Venus, Libra’s ruler.
Libra is the forward-thinking sign after Virgo, which was all about planning and setting the groundwork. The Cardinal energy of Libra now puts Virgo’s plans into motion and gets the ball rolling.
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The Connection Between the Zodiac & the Chakras
The zodiac and the chakras work together to help us find balance mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Each zodiac sign connects to one of the seven chakras. Libra is connected to the fourth chakra – the Heart chakra.
The Heart chakra is assigned to both Libra and Taurus, the signs that Venus rules.
When Libra’s Heart chakra is working at its best, love is allowed to flow freely, both in relationships and to the world.
They are loving, kind, and compassionate. Their natural diplomacy skills enable them to find peace without descending into conflict. When they are working on a collective level, they become leaders of campaigns and movements, generating powerful change worldwide and in their communities.
When Libra energy is in the air, we are called to pay attention to our Heart chakra and recognize if it is blocked, working to unblock it so we can make the best of Libra energy.
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What Happens When the Heart Chakra is Blocked?
A blocked chakra can affect all the other chakras around it. When a Heart chakra is blocked and underactive, the following symptoms may occur:
- An inability to forgive others and move on
- Lacking in empathy
- Feeling withdrawn
- Being too critical of yourself
- Feeling isolated
- Feeling emotionally numb
- A detachment from emotions
When the Heart chakra is overactive as opposed to underactive, it manifests in the following:
- Saying yes to everything, even when it is damaging to you
- Neglecting your emotional care
- Losing your sense of personal identity
- Giving too much to others on an emotional level at a cost to your well-being
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How to Unblock Your Heart Chakra
If your Heart chakra is blocked, the following methods can help to unblock it so that your love can flow freely in the right way!
1. Try Nature Bathing
Spending time among nature, whether a walk in the park or lying on the grass in a field, is soothing and healing for the Heart chakra.
Being connected to Libra, the Heart chakra responds very well to air. Therefore, if you are cooped up all the time and rarely spend time among nature, your Heart chakra may feel stifled.
Taking time to nature bathe can be a wonderful way to help open up your Heart chakra.
A blocked Heart chakra can result in a lack of empathy and compassion. Volunteering to help others, whether at a soup kitchen, or at an animal shelter, or keeping the elderly company, can help unblock a Heart chakra.
It helps to develop empathy and compassion as you experience first-hand the struggles others go through.
3. Use Positive Affirmations
Positive affirmations are wonderful in helping a Heart chakra.
Often, a Heart chakra becomes blocked because you were hurt when you gave your love to someone or something, and it was not returned or was misused. Positive affirmations can help to rewire your mind as it sends messages to your subconscious mind, which likewise help to heal the chakra and tell it to start working again.
Affirmations such as the following are very helpful, and you are encouraged to repeat them to yourself as many times as possible throughout the day (a set routine of 20 in the morning and 20 before bed is a good start!)
4. Do Yoga
Yoga is fantastic for bringing a harmonious flow to the energy of your Heart chakra.
These are some specific yoga poses that help the Heart chakra:
Practicing these yoga poses for even ten minutes a day can help the energy in your Heart chakra to flow freely again.
5. Visit a Chakra Specialist
Sometimes, seeking help from an energy or reiki healer is the best option for those with blocked chakras. Energy healers and reiki healers specialize in this area and can help unblock the chakra energy so it can flow freely again.
Finding a reputable healer in your area is worth looking into if you feel your Heart chakra needs a little extra help from someone on the outside!
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Harness the Energy of Libra for Your Heart Chakra
As we enter Libra season, let’s think about all the great qualities of Libra.
Balance, fairness, justice, diplomacy are some of the great qualities of this Cardinal sign. Similarly, romance, love, relationships, a desire for harmony, and a need to spread love into the world are some of Libra’s most admirable traits.
But when Libra falls into the negative, indecisiveness and inability to forgive and move on, shutting out love due to past hurtful experiences and lack of empathy can all manifest, making it difficult for our poor Libra to expand their Venusian loving power into the world.
We are encouraged to nurture our Heart chakra during this Libra season, no matter what our zodiac sign is.
We have all suffered hurt and disappointment, but one of our most profound lessons and struggles is to push through the hurt and pain we experience and harness it to increase our compassion and love – not allow it to close us off to the world and situations that could bring us true joy and happiness.
Is your Heart chakra blocked? We hope this article can help you as we enter Libra season. Nurture the love within you – it is one of the most powerful and precious gifts you possess.
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